Traction systems employing the simple and rugged a.c. induction motor have long been the dream of railway engineers. Variable-frequency solid-state inverters have made that dream a reality, and many railway authorities and manufacturers around the world are developing such systems using conventional polyphase induction motors driving the wheels through gears. The Research & Development Division of British Rail has succeeded in building an induction motor entirely within a tubular axle and its gears which arise with conventional arrangements are eliminated.

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    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Spooner, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Pagination: p. 737-740
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM